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BPSI Autumn Symposium: Modelling the ecology of complex communities

Posted on 17 October 2019

On 26th September 2019 more than 70 interdisciplinary scientists attended the half-day BPSI Symposium, “Modelling the ecology of complex communities”.

Seven York departments were represented, with other delegates and speakers from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and Warwick, and the British Antarctic Survey. The programme was deliberately varied, book-ended by excellent plenaries which highlighted the constructive links between elegant mathematics and complex reality. These were interspersed with York-based talks ranging from pure theory to rigorous engineering. Time was set aside for informal discussions and poster presentations before the meeting, during the extended coffee break, and after the final talk. We were pleased to have 20 posters, again spanning a varied range of interdisciplinary subjects, and presented by staff, postdocs and PhD students. We also hosted poster presentations by undergraduate summer students funded by BPSI.

The workshop was organised by Michael Bottery (Biology), Jon Pitchford (Mathematics/Biology) and Jamie Wood (Mathematics/Biology) and was funded through BPSI.